The stock market isn’t a person. It’s tens of millions of investors all over the world, buying and selling stocks.
It’s impossible to predict which asset classes will outperform in any year. You could get lucky, and pick a winner. But over time, you’re likely to be a loser.
Should you rely on Jim Cramer or toss a coin to tell you whether to buy a stock?
Only 4% of the total number of stocks (1,092 stocks out of a total of 25,967) accounted for the net gain for the entire US stock market since 1926.
Wall Street has a big secret. They use it to manipulate you. They don’t want you to find out that they are terrible money managers.
The average management fee for an actively managed fund (where the fund manager attempts to beat the returns of a designated index) is 0.67%. The average management fee for an index fund that tracks the returns of a designated index is around 0.11%.